Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
The City Reader, edited by Richard T. LeGates and Frederic Stout, is an anthology of essays and articles from writers and theorists of the past and present which confront urban history and practice, competing ideological perspectives on the city, the major current debates concerning race and gender, global restructuring, sustainable urban development, the impact of technology and postmodernism. In this lesson, students are introduced to the text and the topic of urban development and will research the editors of The City Reader.
1) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the editors of The City Reader, as well as the major topics and terms which are prevalent in the book, including: urban development, urban theory, urban history, gender studies, postmodernism, global restructuring, etc.
2) Group Activity: Following the research activity, students are to gather into small groups of...
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